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TAKE WARNING The Execution of an Innocent English Admiral Recalled INVITATION TO GERMANY Will Not Ro AKkoil, Tlironcli Dipl? mittle CIiumiioIb, to ?Ivo Up l>o?u ' men Is, tint llrcylu* Cour t-iUnrtlnl Hints Tttut Papers, tf Voluninrlly givpu Dp, win no drnioiMliy ??? cclveU?Mitltro I.nborl Wurm? lt? IIla Work. (By Telegraph tc Virginian-Pilot.) Reimes, HepL_5?The follow lug Is a detailed report of to-day's proceedings of the Dreyfus court martial, which opened with a se? cret session. The secret espionage dos? sier mentioned by Captain Cuignet yes? terday was read. Ccrnuschl, the Aus tro-Hungarlan refugee, was not exam? ined to-day, but will be examined by the court In camera to-morrow. THE OPEN SITTING. Tlie open sitting was resumed nt 8 o'clock. M, Laborl presented a formal preamble and motion, asking that the government commissioner request the government to ask the power or pow? ers concerned through diplomatic chan? nels for communication of the docu? ments enumerated in the paper called the bordereau. M. Laborl said that he had notified the government commis? sioner to name Colonels Schwnrtzkbp j.cn and Panlzzardl as witnesses before the courtmarllal If they are willing to testify before it. In conclusion lie said: "The moment Is very near when the truth and light are about to break forth, showing the Innocence of the ac? cused." A DELICATE MISSION. In reply Major Carrlere said the mis? sion which tho defense sought to im? pose upon tho government was very 'deUqato,. In some respects ho regarded the performance of the mission impos? sible. Ho could not conceive of* one government addressing such a request to another. Ho Intimated that tho de? fense might get the documents. He saw no reason why Sellwartzkoppen nnd Panlzzardl should not be examined If they cared to testify. Tho court, however, would have to judge. Ar. Palelngue, the representative of the Foreign Office, supported Major Carrlere's views. Colonel .Touattst promised that the court would announce its decision later. ESTE R HAZY'S CONFESSION Serge Russet, the first witness called to-day, testified that the Matin sent him to Dondon on five occasions to In? terview Major Ksterliazy. who fur nlshed a mass of Interesting informa? tion concerning the headquarters staff. Ksterliazy deelurcd I hat he was not the author of the bordereau, though the witness did not believe him. Ksterliazy complained bitterly of the generals, who, he said, hud thrown him river bnnrd, adding that there was nothing left for him but to blow out his brains. The witness advised against suicide and urged Ksterhnzy tn the utmost en? deavor to reveal the Irtilh and the pan he had played. Finally, while walking" in Piccadilly, Major Esterhazy said to the witness point blank: WROTE THE RORDKREAIT. "Well. Rlbon (Ihe witness" pseudo? nym), I am going (o loll you what no? body knows. It is T who nm the author of tlie bordereau. T. wrote it in isni at the request of my friend, Sandheer There was a. traitor at headquarters, Dreyfus, whom Snndherr told me they wanted to catch. T dml not hesitate to do what T was asked." M. Basset proceeded that with Estor bazy's consent he had each of Kstor hazy's statements verified, Ksterliazy saying ho had decided make the avowals becauso he was disgusted with his abandonment by the generals. In conclusion, Hie witness referred (o offers of money to Ksterliazy. Dleutenant Colonel Broiigninrt. a member of the conrt-martinl?Did Ks torlmzv tell yen Dreyfus was gulltv? M. Rnrset?Yes. Colonel .Touatictt: "The two state? ments of Ksterliazy are incompatible." M. Basset: ''It I? not for me to re ' concllo them." LABORI ASKS QKKSTIONS. AI. Lnhorl: "Does M. Basset know that Major Ksterliazy addressed letters to General Roget?" M, Basset: "I do not know." M. Laborl: "General Roget, perhaps, will tell us." General Roget: "I did receive a let? ter from Majnr-Ksterhazy in August, and Informed the president of the court-martial of-tlie fact, asking him, to make what use he liked of it. I re? fused to open further letters as soon as I recognized Ksterhazy's handwriting." On M. Laborl asking to ?oe the let? ter Col. Jouausl said he would not put the letter In evidence because it con? tained only abuse and recriminations. COURT WITHHOLDS LETTERS. As M. Laborl protested, General Ro? get said be had handed all the letters to the president of tho court-martial because he did not wish to bo com? promised by Ksterhnr.y, which was evi? dently the lather's Intention. Col. JouaiicR said he had not Included Estorhnzyx's letters In the evidence be? cause he did not wish tho proceedings to be unduly protracted, but da the de? fence insisted tho letters would be pro? duced. General Roge offered to read the first of Major Ksterhazy's letters, in which Esterhazy offers tq prove the existence of of Dreyfus syndicate. The writer ex? plained that the general staff refused ' to hear or accept Information lie had obtained. GENERAL ROGET'S OPINION. M, laborl! "Docs General Roget consider the confessions of Eslerhazy valid?" General Roget: "No; all versions Riven by Esterhaby are quite incorrect. He is an Iniposter concerning- whom 1 prefer to express no opinion." M. I.aborl: "Does General Roget consider Eslerhazy a man of straw?" General Roget: "I have no proof of the fact, but I am Inclined to believe that he is." M. Labor!: "Was he a straw man in 18847" General Roget: "No, I do not think so." LABORI GAINS A POINT. Considerable discussion ensuud be? tween Col. Jouaust und M. Labor!, the former attempting to protect General Roget from too close questioning. M. Labor! Insisted, however, and gained his point. The examination pro? ceeded: . M. Labor!: "How do you explnin the fact that Esterhuzy made no confession during the Zola trial?" General Roget: "1 do not know." M. Labo'rl: "You have made a speech for the prosecution rather than a dep? osition. 1 have, therefore, the right to question and note the fact that you do not reply." INNOCENT OF TREASON. General Roget replied that one rea? son which Induced the belief that Es lerhazy was a man of straw was that his confession that he had written the bordereau was absolutely inadmissible. General llogct wns perfectly convinced that Eslerhazy was entirely Innocent of treason. (Murmurs of assent and dis? sent.J General Roget next nttcmptcd, but without success, to refute tlic evidence given on Saturday by M. lies Fonds Lnmoiher relative to ihn sentence, "I urn going to the manoeuvers," saying the circular issued may have been in? definite. DREYFUS ANSWERS UOGET. Captain Dreyfus nt this juncture pointed out. with reference to the sen? tence "1 am going to the manoeuvers" the court possessed the circular and could judge whether it contained defi? nite Instructions. The sentence in tho bordereau, "I am going to the manoeuvers," expressed u positive Idea. Hi' not only never went to the manoeuvers, but never could have nt (ended them. M. Pcffrcs, a correspondent of the Temps, deposed that Major Estcrhazy told him in London iluit lie (Estcrhazy) wns the writer of the bordereau. I A Judge?Did It not occur to you To ask the obvious question who delivered \ the documents mentioned in the bor? dereau? , M. Deffrcs?Never. STRONG DREYFUS WITNESS. . Senator Ttaiieux, cx-MlnkHcr of Jus? tice, was tin; next witness. He looked ?straight at the Judges while testifying. When Dreyfus wns convicted, the wit? ness said, ho was convinced like every? body else of tlie prisoner's guilt, but violent diatribes on tho fact that Drey? fus was a Jew awakened his suspicions. He, therefore, consulted M. Ilanotnux (late Prime Minister of France), and the latter informed the witness of tho existence of the "celic canaille do d?" document, though M. Ponotaux failed to inform him that It has been Im pnrtcd to the judges of the llrst court martini unknown to the prisoner. This fact that wllnees learned later. Senator Traieux, whose statement was practically an Impassioned speech for tho defence, proceeded to denounce the secret communication of the doc? ument as a monstrous Illegality and a violation of the most sacred rights of the.defence. -M. Trarlcux pointed out that If any proof whatsoever of the guilt Of Dreyfus existed in lS'JI. General Gonso would have shown Lieutenant Colonel picnuart An order to stop the investigation. CONVINCED-r>F-HtTPElH IAWWH GUILT. After an Interview with M. Schcuror Kestncr, the witness said, he became convinced of tho guilt of Eslerhazy. In describing lite steps taken In sup? port of revision. M. Trarleux mention? ed an interview he had with a foreign ambassador, who, in tones of the most profound and affecting sincerity, de? clared that Dreyfus never had relations with him nor with any military at? tache, or officer of the army of his country. M. Trarleux asserted the im? portance of Ulis statement of tho Hill bnssndur, who energetically reaffirm? ed the absolute Innocence of Dreyfus. The ambassador added that he had in? vestigated and found nothing to Impli? cate Dreyfus. Further, the ambassa? dor snid, he'had seen in the bauds of Colonel Panizznrdi a letter from Colo? nel Schwartzkoppe'n proving the guilt of Estcrhazy, who, his excellency add? ed, generally communicated Informa? tion ef minor value. Moreover, at the time of M. Scheuer-Kestner'a revela? tions Major Esterhnzy called upon Col? onel Bohwnrtzkoppcn, and It was then that a dramatic scene of violent re? criminations nnd threats occurred. The ambassador also showed the witness that the "cette canaille de d?" phrase did not apply to Dreyfus. In n subsequent interview which the witness had with the snme ambassador, the hitter hud informed him that the Henry forgery, which had Just been discovered, had been long known lo his government and that tho French gov? ernment had been aware of it for a year, FOREIGN WITNESSES. "Certain passages of what I asserted may be taken exception to, but among men of honor who Iis'.en thore Is not one who doubts the sincerity of my lan? guage or the truth of what I have said. It may be said that I should not ad? duce here the evidence of a foreigner, This country should be bold and proud enough to seek the truth everywhere. Resides, wns not yesterday somewhat unexpected evidence of a foreigner who related remarks of a foreign sovereign? Why. should the testimony of foreign representatives be opposed hero?'' DOUBT DISPELLED. M. Trarleux proceeded \o show that Major Esterhazy's confession must be genuine. "If," said hp, "an Ideal of the type of traitor is sought, he Is the man. He is overwhelmed with debts, and Is a man of loose habits. Ho wrote the "Uhlan" letter to Madame Doulancy. He has not even the soul of a French (Contlnued on Sixth Page.) LABOR! APPEALS I TO THER?LERS Telegraphs to Emperor William and King Humbert For Witnesses. THUNDERBOLT HURLED Hlinulcl Kcllivnrtzlcoppcii nnd Pnulz? Kiirdl Go <<> nouiio? II Is ThouEbl Tlini Acquittal af Dreyftis Will Be Ordernd? Frcurti Unr Minister Orders GlcucrnlaAiiunilliiK; Trlnl (o Keluru to THc-lr Pusli. (By Telegraph to Vlrglnlnn-Pilot.) Heimos. Sept. 5.?M. Laborl this af? ternoon telegraphed personal appeals to Kmperor William and King Humbert to grant permission to Colonels Sehwartkoppen and Panlzzardl, Ger? man and Italian military attaches in Paris In IS!)!, to conic to Itennes to tes? tify In the trial of Captain Dreyfus. This Is the news of tho day and the chief topic of conversation In the cafes anil resorts of the journalists this evening. The appcnls were couched In eloquent terms, Invoicing the assistance of their majesties In tho name of Justice and humanity. They arc quite-supplemen? tary in the formal application that will be made by the government commis? sary, .Major Ca friere. DABO UPS THUNDERBOLT. The demand of M. Laborl that the court-martial should Issue process, sub verso? to-day, declared himself "quite pleased with the progress of the trial thus far," and confident of a conclusion "eminently satisfactory to the prose? cution." GENERALS ORDERED AAV AT. It is reported this evening that the Minister of War, General the Marquis de Galllfet, has scnL-orders to the gen? erals und other military witnesses to leave Reimes und return to their re? spective posts within two hours after the conclusion of tho doposltlons, and | not to he present during the pleadings. They will thus he absent when the ver? dict Is delivered. General Mereler, be? ing on the retired list, it not affected by this order, but General3 Roget, Gonse and de D?rsdorf re must go. These or? ders are intended not only to avert a demonstration in favor of the generals, nccompanled by probably serious dis? orders, but also to prevent the moral effect of their presence in the court? room while the judges are deliberating as to their verdict, and perhaps to pre? vent something even worse than moral Influence. BENTHEIM'8 STORY. CP U. S. CONSITL AT CORLENZ WILL BE INVESTIGATED. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Washington, Sept. 5.?The ofllclals of the State Department have been much interested in the remarkable story of the artist Bentheim, at Atlanta, of his connection with the German Secret Service. The point In his narrative that particularly attracts attention at the State Department is the allegation that the United Slates Deputy and Vice-Consul at Sonneberg has been serving as a German agent to convey eeeretis relative to war material stolen from the French Government, nnd that the official has used the United States Consulate and the official letter-heads and envelopes of the Consulate to fur? ther his ends. The records of the De? partment show that AlVlri Florschullz was appointed Vlpe- and Deputy United States Consul at Sonneberg in 1SSS. lie had been connected with the banking SITUATION IN THEMAR EAST Vague and Contradictory News From South Africa, TROOPS ORDERED OUT A Dciiinl or lleport Tliat EngtUU Rc? nerves IIovo Ilcoit Cnllcd-In ?or> Vloo Clrolo? \Vi?r Is I'uusidcreU AbsolutolY Certain?Active I'rop ?ration* nre III Progress on Until Sldoa?Public Auxlcty Shows .No abnlcmond (By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.) London, Sept. 5.?The latest news re? ceived In this city from various points In South Africa Is vague and contra? dictory. Nothing more Is Known re? garding tho status of the negotiations between Great Britain and the Trans? vaal than that learned yesterday. The officials of the British War Office emphatically deny that the reserves have been called out, or that any stops have been taken to that end. The afternoon newspapers follow the lead of the morning papers in taking an extremely grave view of the situa? tion, although the War Office denial somewhat tends to allay tlie wildly alarmist reports current late last night. The opinion of those who regard the beginning of a war between Great Bri? tain and the Transvaal as only a mat $?SBS CLOSING SCENE IN THE DREYFUS TRIAL, Tue military iudgos are at the left, Dreyfus is wuit*d near the center, ami behind him arc his lawyero. \' < y *) joot to tlie approval of the two sov? ereigns, panic Mite, a thunderbolt at to? day's session. The step is fraught with momentous consequences, as it affords Emperor William an opportunity again to nssunie his favorite role of arbiter of the destinies of the world. No one will he surprised If Colonel Schwart kuppen, in tin; name of the Kaiser, makes a declaration that will practi? cally decide the result of the trial. MUST CONSULT SOVEREIGNS. Roth Schwnrtxkoppen Mid Panizzardl must consult their respective tsovereigna before starting, but the counsel for Dreyfu.s fully expect them li> arrive here, if they come at. all, in time to give their testimony on Thursday, In which case the trial would probably conclude tills week find the verdict bo delivered on Friday or Saturday. This is the view that obtains this evening, differing somewhat from the feeling earlier in the day. Col. Jouaust told M. Demange at the close of the session that if ho received official notification that Colonels Schwartzkoppen ami Paaizzardi were coining to depose he would be prepared to adjourn the trial pending their ar? rival. An adjournment of IS hours would probably give (hem time to get here. A remarkable circumstance, and one that is signillcant of the relations be? tween the two eminent advocates who are conducting the defense, is the fact that M. Labor! telegraphed the Ger? man Kmperor and the King of Italy on his own initiative without consult? ing or advising M, Demange. DREYFUS' ACQUITTAL KXPECTED. The appearance of Colonels Schwartz ko])pen and Panizzardl would be tho most sensational ns well as the most Important incident of the entire trial. Their impositions would be a formul and emphatic declaration that they never had any relations with the ac? cused, and they would make such a statement that the court must, order an acquittal. Those who aro in the confidence of the counsel entrusted with the defense express a firm conviction that Dreyfus will now be acquitted. Nevertheless, one of thn most promi? nent generals with whom tho corre? spondent of tbe Associated Pres3 con business in tlie town and resigned the place of cashier of one of the largest of the banks to accept the position in the Consulate, His record is exceptionally good. When the Consulate wns re? moved from Sonneberg to Coblenx, Florsehultz went along. 'He hau given satisfaction at every point, and lias fre? quently discharged ihe duties of the Consul during the absence of that olll eial. He still holds his place. INVESTIGATION PR?nABLE. Inquiry made into llic accuracy of tho statetmenta made by Bentheim ap? pear to confirm most of them. Ills claim that he wan n soldier in iho Two Hundred and Second Xew York regi? ment and discharged in Washington ie borne out by the War Department re? cords. Notwithstanding tills, the olll cinls of tho State Deportment discredit Bcntheim's statements, though now that they have been given such pub? licity, it may bo fount! expedient to quietly investigate the matter. GERMAN OFFICIALS. Tho German Embassy treats the Bentheim story lightly, and while, tht ofllcials say there are a number of clr? cumstnnccs referring to his alleged employment in the military service at Berlin which are Inconsistent with the established system there, yet they will not dignify the story by going into de? tails. Sculptor Trentannve, who Is men? tioned as tho one who will be visited by Bentheim in-Washington, has gone aoroad< Aitntlrnl llnv ry .ll n y 1: f t I ro, (By Telegraph to Vlrglnlnn-PlloU Gibraltar, Sept. 5.?Admiral Dewey to-day expressed a favorable opinion as to the outcome of the war in the Phil? ippine Islands, saying that he hoped the next dry season would seo the Insur? rection quelled. Tho Admiral suld that he did not expect to go on sea service again, ex? cept in the event of war, and that he will probably retire under the regula? tions. lor of a short time is voiced by the St. James Gazette, which says to-day: THE) SITUATION GUAVIO. "The nows concerning tho crisis Is very crave. We learn that thrde more infantry brigades have booh ordered to Cape Colony, Including the Gordons of Parsal fame; one battalion -of the Highland Light Infantry, who fought In Crete; tho second battalion of the I Hlack Watch and the second battalion I of the Cameronlans. These regiments j are under orders to be ready to leave nt 24 hours' notice. Tlie officers and men arc delighted at the prospect of ae tive service. WAR CONSIDERED CERTAIN. "In service circles war Is considered absolutely certain. The Admiralty have a number of transports ready to con? vey troops to Cape Colony. The Boers, whilo procrastinating in regard to their reply, have been imtUlng every prepara? tion for war und contemplating raiding the Natal frontier." I ACTIVE PREPARATIONS. I Cape Town, Sept. fi.? Arrangements are being completed for safe guarding j telegraphic communication with the Cape In case of war between Great' Britain and tlie Transvaal. Refugees to the number of 147 have arrived here. A million cartridges have been for? warded to Pietermarltzburg, capital of the British territory of Natal. Many Dutch farmers are leaving* Bechtjunaland for the purpose of form? ing a laager across the frontier. PUBLIC ANXIETY. Johannesburg, Sept. C?Public anx>l ety shows no abatement, and the exo? dus of the population continues. The staffs of several largo, financial houses are leaving to-night with their books for Cai>e Town. Key Wut Fever NU nation, (By Telearaoh to Vlrptntan-Pllot.) Key West, Fla., Sept. 5.?Dr. Porter, chief 'oxecutlvo of tho State Board of Health, sent out tho following^ yellow lever dispatch to-day: "Thero are about forly cases up to dato and five deaths. The disease is slowly spreading. The hospital has been organized and the Island is well patrolled by water. Tortugas will be used as a detention camp, which' will bo opened In three or four days. There is no excitement In Key West." Dr. Porter also wired the State Bo?rd of Health at Jacksonville to "Inform the various State quarantine stations to re-dlslnfect all vessels coming from government quarantine stations." NEWPORT NEWS. SUCCESSFUL THIAL TRIP OF THE KEARSARGE. (By Telegraph to Virglnlan-Pllot.) Newport News, Va., Sept. 5.?The offi? cial reading of the log gave tho llrst class battleship Kearsarge, which went on her trial trip to-day, a record of ITV? knots, which speed was maintained for nearly halt an hour. ?'hose Interested in the construction of the splendid ves? sel consider her accomplishment a phe? nomenal one, in view of the fact that the course on which forced draft was tried was In shallow water, and that the vessel's bottom Is In a. pretty filthy condition, having been In the water continuously tor neaVly i:i montlis. The steam nnd hand steering gear were subjected t<? the most (severe tests, the immon.se mass of steel and iron re? sponding to her wheel almost as read? ily as a stimm la ch. On one test she made a seml-elroulUr turn In two and a half minutes. Captain Folger. who Is to command the Kearsarge, and the other naval ouicers on board expressed themselves as highly pleased with the result of the trip. The Kearsarge sailed at G a. m. In charge of Captain Fnlrcloth. She wns bundled by a picked cre.v of 200 men from the yard. She left the dock un? der her own steam and (it once pro? ceeded inwards the Canes. At Old point, Captain Chester, wh.i will com ! mnnd the Kentucky, sister ship of iho Kearsarge, boarded the vessel. Here the anchor chains were tested. Pro? ceeding to tho neighborhood of the Capes, the compasses were adjusted nnd tho big ship was put through tho various paces necessary to test the qualities of her steam steering gear. Passing out of the Copes with the (vater curling high upon her prow, forced draft was put on, nn.l tho re? markable speed no^ed Ov.vo was at? tained. Twenty-two miles out from Capo Henry the ship swung around and started on the return trip. Inside the Capes; on the return trip, the hand steering gear was tested and found sat? isfactory. The.now bearer of the no? ble name of Admiral 'Wiiulow's frig ale then steamed back at n ten knot clip. Both going out alul coming back tho Keararirgo received a noisy grejfU, Ing. Mnny of the foreign ships passed dipped their colors'nnd salt)ted tho new warship with their whistles. The Kearsarge steamed up to hor dock at 8 p. in. with broom? Inshed to her peak nnd mant head. Superintendent Walter A. Post was In charge of the trial trip. Captain Fnlrcloth wns navigator; Gopten Hand, of Philadelphia, adjusted the compasses and Pilot Stanworth. of Vir? ginia, looked out for tho should. The trial was a success In every par? ticular. AH the armor and main bni tery of tho Keannrge Is now In place. Her secondary buttorv will be placed on board and she will go to New York for preparation Cor her oilloial trial Irin. THE G. A. R. GREAT PROCESSION REVIEWED BY THE PRESIDENT. '.By Telcgrhuh to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.? Philadelphia, Sept. 5.?This was the gala day of the Grand Army Encamp? ment. Thousands of people thronged the streets all day long; the long line of veterans who participated in the an? nual parade wan cheered to the echo'"by a compact mass of spectators that cov? ered the entire live miles of route, and lite President's Inspection of the naval squadron was the greatest marine spec tnclo ever seen here. The parade was an immense one. nnd In the crush of spectators 100 men, women and children wero overcome and carried to hospitals. Tho line occupied six hours und ten minutes in passing. In the squadron inspection the Pres? idential party visited tho flagship New York, the cruiser Brooklyn, and the battleships Indiana, Massachusetts and Texas. Throughout there wns a con? tinuous roar of the guns, Wl in all being fired. President McKlnley's speech featured the ceremony of olllclal welcome to the G. A. It. held ut the Academy of Music to-night. AMERICAN BANKERS. LARGE NUMBER AT ASSOCIA? TION'S ANNUAL MEETING. (By Telegraph to Virxlnlan-I'ilot.) Cleveland, O., Sept. 6.?The twenty fifth annual convention of the Ameri? can Blinkers' Association was called to order In tho auditorium of the Cham? ber of Commerce Building to-dtiy with probably the largest attendance In the historv of the organisation. Between twelve and fifteen hundred visiting bankers, representing all sectilons of the country, were present. The amount of capital represented by the delegates In round numbers Is given at $5,700,000,000. President George H. Russol), of the American Bankers' Association, replied to tho welcoming speeches and fol? lowed with his annual address to the organization. Socretury James R. Branch then read his annual report. The report of the treasurer, George M. Reynolds, of Chicago, was next pre? sented. It showed that the total In? come for the past year was $125,151.64. The total balance on hand la $53,084.00. This report, with the report of the sec? retary, was ordered printed In the min? utes. Chairman Frank W. Tracy road the report of tho Conunlttco on Uniform Laws. Defender Again Pcfonteri. (By Telegraph to Virglnlan-Pllot.} Newport, R. I? Sept, 5.?In the finest kind of sailing breeze to-da!y the cup defender Columbia defeated Defender by three minutes, eleven seconds over a twenty-mile course, ten miles to windward and return. The race was for a cup offered by Colonel William Goddard, of Frovf dence. .... *?v'V "^"S^ Rev, W. G. Starr, 0, D? Elected at Richmond Yesterday. HE ACCEPTS POSITspN nJneto?n ofTweuly Xrostees Vole f?r (inn rtixi lucrtmo III? Sal Bank? Combine?IMr. Wr. Coriiy. . nrn.i ? Colorado HacoBinaciids Equal MifTrnso to TlrKinln-CsMf : trnot Awarded. ??? "asm (Special lo Vtrginian-PUoU Richmond, Vu? Sept. 5.?After a see-;;'" sion lasting two and. a half, hours the i trustees of Randolph-Macon Collqge : this afternoon elected Rev. Dr. W. O. Starr, pastor of Broad Street Methodist. Church, president of that Institution, of learning. Dr. Starr was at once informed of his. ? election and accepted the honor in ? neat little speech. Twenty of the trus? tees were present at the meeting, and ? all voted for Dr. Starr except Dr. PAUL;; Whltehead. who cast his ballot for Judge .1. O. Shepherd, a prominent-;! Methodist layman of Buena Vlata. SALARY INCREASED. The board increased the salary of the . president of Randolph-Macon to ?3,000,.-: and placed a house at his disposal.;' pr.^r Starr will continue to fill the pulplt'of.*' Broad Street Church, and wlll\ also ; transact the buslnoss devolving upon him in ills new position until the meet- \ lug of the Methodist Conference in No? vember. ' " ; ? BANKS COMBINE. Richmond is soon to have one mum moth bank where two huve hitherto I been doing business. Meetings of the stockholders of the National Bank of Virginia and of the Citizens' Exchange v B.uik were held to-day, and it was agreed to consolidate tho two initUtyt- ; Hons, both of which are in excellent';.; financial condition.... It was also^yjjrt bar onhcrease the capital of the latt^lS'S nnk from $300,000 to half a>nilll|ori'v' It la said thut Judge George L. Chris- ; tluti will be elected president oifctheK new bank.. DR. COREY DEAD, Rev. Dr. Charloa II. Corey, president:'1 of the Richmond Theological Seminary,v died at SeabrooU, N, H., this morning-'* at 3:20 o'clock. His son, Dr. ..Hii 6:w, Corey, of this city, was notified at once' by'Hviro and left on the noon train for ,? that place. Dr. Corey's remains ?willSB be brought to Richmond, but will be buried In Scahrook. EQUAL SUFFRAGE, V: tt The House Joint resolution No. i0,;>. from tho State of Colorado, has .beenvy received at the Oovernor's OfttceV This!': resolution recommends most heartily; canal auffruge in every State in uteY Union. Women have been voting five |S years in Colorado. The Secretary -Of; State says their votes and interest have; purlded the political* atmosphere w'qri-H derfully. The scheme,. the letter says.'' has worked like a charm In Colorado, and Is Indorsed by the State officials. CONTRACT AWARDED. The contract to build the new South-: ern depot at this place has been award-i ed to Constructor W. A. Ohcsterman, ~" this city. - .air, Chesterman will' b#g wvirk as soon as possible and push It t< completion. OONTINTTKS TO IMPROVE. Hon. Joseph Lawless continues to Improve. '< ?-, ?IIMINEZ ON HAND. HAILED AS DELIVERER OF SANTO/ DOMINGO. ? gill (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.).;;'^ Porto Plata, Santo Domingo, Sept?-*?-'^ ?General Irfidro Jim Inez landed h?re;" to-day, having come from Cuba, touch? ing at Cape Haytien on the way. Ho ;, was received at the water side by apV;' .Immense throng. His reception, afe''; ranged by General Ramon Imbert, waaf>. enthuslnstlc. The news of . Jlmlnev's i arrival has been sent into the interior,;-, and It Is believed that settled arder^ and pence wttl soon be restored. Gen"-;1 oral Jiminez was accompanied by fifty;.* armed revolutionists, who were, takert V on board the Georges C?Qlsf>:at Capfe Haytien. The populace hailed him aa:' the country's deliver. To-night there .was a popular demon* , 8tratlon with a procession of soldiers and citizens and speeches of weldomfe;-; The local press says: "The coming of General Jlrnjnea com? pletes the evolution. This has been ho' revolution. It Is safe to expect au Im?; mediate revival of business." Martin Cnrrles fikancneaier, (Special to Virginian-Pilot) Richmond. Va., Sept, 5.?-The primary ? election held in Manchester to-day row suited in the nomination of Philip Cog-' bill for the Sonate and D.X. Tbney for tho House. Botli favor Thomas Sv! Martin for Senator. The'votera were*5 also allowed to express their cholc? for Senator. Tho result was Martin, 240:1 Tyler, 85. CLASSIFICATION OP NEWS. , BY DEPARTMENTS. Telemoh News?Paste t. !? Local News?Pafces 2 and 3, Editorial?Page4, Virginia News?Vint 6. North Carolina New??Page % Portsmouth News?Paw s, Berkley News?pat* 6. The World of Sport?PAf? r>; Markets?Page 8 Shlpptti^?Pa?e 8. Real c*t*U?Page